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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 6, 2020 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

To be honest, I am surprised all these years post Garcia that they can play stadiums . I mean this both as a positive in that it's kinda cool that this music continues in some form and can still attract a lot of people, and in the questioning, realist, sense that I would have expected their popularity to wane more than it has, lacking it's key , special ingredient .
Maybe I need to give the guys another shot . I did go back and am checking out some select things that Phil did in the last few years . Some of the shows he did with Bob have some amazing music . The parts of the Chicago shows from March 10/11 2018, where Larry Campbell, and Jeff Chimenti (real piano, yea !) join them, have some real music going on . I like them enough to pop for the Nugs downloads .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 7, 2020 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

If you went you'd have a really good time and probably never listen to it again. They are very good and there is something to be said for chasing the muse in this day. But for me it still comes down to Phil and his danged counterpoint. :) Imho the Dead didn't swing but they when they were cooking they bounced. Oteill just doesn't have that - he's a great supporter and that's it. If you like real piano Chimenti really provides the sparks that Mayer plays off. Plus they play all the old songs that the GD let go.

Lots of grinning, lots of swaying, no jiggling.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 7, 2020 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

Does this qualify for jiggling?
Weir & Wynonna
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYtEugUKqiE
They do catch a nice groove 3 minutes in.
p.s. Same band almost went into a coma while Weir led Jack Straw.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Feb 12, 2020 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

I saw this for Ramble on Rose

https://www.jambase.com/article/wynonna-bob-weir-ramble-on-rose-single

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYtRBlMJrd8

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 12, 2020 12:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

Hey Now Vermoontains,

I dig Ramble on Rose but Not sure it works with Wynona
and not sure Weir even does it justice?

Here is Jack Straw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_qpL8AQBTw
Which the vocals are good especially with Wynona swapping verses
and backing-up Weir.
BUT >>>> to me there is very little flow from the musicians.
Maybe it is the mix,, very muddy
anyway I am still looking for Jack Straw> Cryptical Envelopment
so I might just as well forgot about it .

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Feb 12, 2020 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

Say Hey
Ramble reminds that Garcia's voice is unique and others don't seem to get the song is supposed to be funny and that you laugh while you sing it.
Jack Straw had the Noise sounding Big and Bobs doing a rare fun windmill.
I liked the music on Jack Straw and one of the comments mentioned it was not as slow as Deadco

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 12, 2020 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

I am not sure how Dead & Company have settled into that tempo.
Me thinks it would have to be a Billy thing.
Kreutzmann is the most accomplished player of that bunch.

Ramble On Rose always wondered if that wasn't a nod to Nat King Cole.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1glriB54oE
What a voice and was backed by an impressive jazz unit.

The recording you put up of Bob Weir
with just his guitar isolated
from the rest of the band was a trip
and what he does is unique.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 8, 2020 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

You know the answer. Funny thing is I know this shit. I own two Judd cds. Even on the record this song grooved. Less cheese though.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 8, 2020 5:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

Diamondhead-
When the guitar player from Judd's band put his foot up on the amp,
and gave a sort of Townsend windmill
I wonder if Yosemite Bob flashed back to the days
when he was Bobby Ace ROCK STAR.
"A professional give me fiver"

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 9, 2020 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

I don't know a whole lot about new stuff but Billy Strings band generates more heat than these guys.

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Poster: Reade Date: Feb 9, 2020 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dead & Company playing Hersey Park

He's 'Campfire Bob' here with that hat on...